The Eugene Police Department is investigating two crashes that left two people dead just 12 hours apart on New Year’s Day in Eugene.
The first involved a single vehicle that crashed into a crosswalk pole at 7:19 a.m. Friday on Hwy. 99N and Fairfield Ave. The passenger, a 41-year-old man, died and the driver, a 49-year-old man, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. EPD says the vehicle was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed, and the case is still under investigation.
The devastating Oregon wildfires this year have been one for the record books. More than $116 million in federal disaster assistance has been allocated for relief and recovery efforts. And residents of the McKenzie River Corridor are now wary of fire-related aftershocks.
Losing a loved one - especially a child – is devastating. Jennifer Phillips of Eugene has felt that pain twice. Her 19-year-old daughter, Jessica Frank, was murdered four years ago by a man she met online…while her son, Chad Frank, died of COVID-19 last month at the age of 30. KLCC’s Brian Bull met with Phillips, a registered nurse, and asked how she was holding up through the holiday season.
A crowd protesting Governor Brown’s two-week “freeze” gathered in Springfield this Saturday. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, concerns were raised over how the police responded to the crowd’s lack of pandemic protocols.
Winter is coming…and for residents of the McKenzie River Corridor, that means further hardship on top of the Holiday Farm Fire that destroyed more than 400 homes in September. But helpers are preparing in advance.
The following is an extended interview with former KATU-TV News reporter Paul Linnman, conducted by KLCC's Brian Bull just ahead of the 50th anniversary of one of Oregon's oddest incidents: the controlled demolition of a sperm whale carcass that washed ashore in Florence. The blast propelled heavier-than-expected chunks of rotting, rancid blubber into the sky, and Linnman into viral fame that lasts to this day.